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. in the next hearing they say we don't like the way you are dealing with 6103. give us everything as fast as you can. 17 lawyers working full time going through documents -- let me tell you something. on the one hand, if you release information about taxpayers, they would be all over you. i'm just saying. you are damned if you do and damned if you don't. the best thing to do is to obey the law, period. mr. mckinney coming to have recommendations mr. werfel talked about losing 8,000 employees, sequestration. how does that affect your recommendations? >> as it relates to identity that? >> yes. [laughter] >> well, obviously they have to draw when they have a problem they have to draw from the existing employee base that affect the other operation. that is the concern and will be a concern of ours also. >> okay. let's see, you have two and a half minutes. >> they did release the information. the inspector general said so for different times and one of them was referred to the justice department for prosecution. the justice department won't prosecute. so they did exactly what -- i want all the
snowden -- >> that's why -- >> -- a chance to respond. >> i have to say, i think it's a bad message for us to send for people who decide to take the law into their own hands they're doing a public service. >> can i think when the system has not worked. we have sued seven times to try to get the surveillance program before a proper court. we were kicked out of court. the clapper v. amnesty international where the justice department lawyer said it was a cascade of speculation when our client said we think our data has been collected by the government. and since we had no proof we'd been surveilled, we had no standing. it had not been for lack of trying, jeh johnson. >> the courts debate the law. >> and the only way we can get before the court, the only way we have standing before this court is because many snowden leaked the fact that we are clients of verizon business network. guess what? mr. snowden fixed my standing problem. and our democracy, regardless of whether or not you think he broke the law, whether he should be hauled to the fourth circuit, i think our country is better as a resu
like we're going to have votes commencing about 9:15 which gives us, about 9:30 we will again try to get through this maybe most of our witnesses. we will then recess and return probably for questions at that point. so with that, chairman issa and myself, we usually start these hearings by saying that just generally that we have a responsibility to investigate problems with our federal government, for lack of a better term of some of those problems we call them scandals or wasteful spending, or conduct by federal agencies or employees. and this is not an opportunity to say to take on irs, but an opportunity to follow up actually on this matter. we've had some for hearings. i was given a list of hearings, and they date back, i don't know, mr., did you participate in some of those before? so this is not a new scandal or problem. it's something that we've seen as an issue for some time. unfortunately, too, you here in just a second, cite some of the issues at hand that is a result, hasn't gotten any better. unfortunately, we've heard lately a lot about phony scandals, irs and some of
. a net in which the georgian government were using for command and control. more current, more problematic, more personal for you and me, shamoon, a virus, saudi aramco, 35,000 hard drives, wiped clean. pick your enterprise ca, imagine yourself going back home where ever it is you work and imagine tomorrow 35,000 hard drives being wiped clean. you get the picture. and, frankly, although our government hasn't quite announced a kid, i think you and i know that's the iranians. and the iranians apparently some of you offended in the cyber domain we'll get to that in a minute, has been attacking american banks with massive distributed servers attacks. serial attacks against bank of america, wells fargo, jpmorgan chase. the list goes on. i tal talked to one officer whod on a normal weekday you and i hit their website about 15,000 times a minute to cash a check or move our money. they are getting 3 billion hits a minute at the height of the iranian attacks. so a lot more disruption. they're stealing your stuff, disrupting your network, and then finally using this domain up here to tra
which is what is going on. this a gentleman right here. >> i appreciate you coming before us today. it takes a lot of guts. >> not much brains. >> i -- it is my feeling that we have lost the brain and have no leaders in that 5305 people running this nation. [applause] financing part of the problem, and i share your frustration, my wife is a rabid democrat. i had to endure and obama sign in my front yard. [laughter] what i understand is why we can't just come up with good ideas and agree on good ideas. this seems like we're back to being republicans are democrats. i am an american. i was not able to love for the person i wanted to in this last election because of the rules and oklahoma are so harsh. a big problem, i think it would be ed kennedy headed defund the federal government. most of the stuff we do at the local level seems to be doing okay. i have an idea that maybe if we started estate paying our federal taxes to the state and lead in the state defined, we might get something done that way. my question is. i have a lot of things, and i don't expect it listened all of them. m
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